You know they love beauty… but you’ve bought them every Benefit gift set there is and their bedroom is already a lipstick graveyard? Go for gadgetry instead.
Just like pretty much every other industry, technology in the beauty world has come on a long way in recent years, and there are some seriously cool devices that deserve a spot under your tree. From tips to toes, deep cleansing and exfoliation to eyelash extensions in a tube, here’s our pick of the best gifts for a beauty geek.
1. Clarisonic Aria
The holy grail of beauty gadgets, it’s hard to find anyone who has tried a Clarisonic and subsequently shut up about it. Like a giant electric toothbrush for your face, its gently buzzing sonic head cleanses deeper than manual methods ever can, exfoliates like a whiz, and leaves skin so squeaky-clean that products sink in better and deliver on more of their promises. It’s especially effective on spot-prone or problem skin, but beauty buffs of all ages swear by it for treating everything from dullness to wrinkles and rosacea.
Available in limited edition silver and gold versions, the Aria model is an especially lustworthy bit of kit – with three cleansing speeds, illuminated battery indicator and a nifty magnetic p-Link USB charger. Buy it, give it and prepare for cries of ‘FEEL MY FACE!’ for several weeks afterwards.
Clarisonic Aria, £155